Kerry + Cuyler’s Modern Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Gorgeous design and letterpress printing from the ladies of Gus & Ruby Letterpress with modern calligraphy from Molly Jacques = a wedding invitation match made in heaven! Samantha and Whitney from Gus & Ruby paired Molly’s calligraphy with tons of pattern and their own whimsical hand lettering. Love!

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

From Samantha and WhitneyThis custom wedding invitation suite was designed for our dear friends’ wedding held right here in Portsmouth, NH. The bride and groom wanted the invitation suite to reflect their celebratory, non-stuffy attitude and hip, bold vision for their big day.

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

The graphic invitation prominently featured gorgeous modern calligraphy by Molly Jaques and a double layer of color and pattern. A bold contemporary color palette of black, slate blue, and red gave a fun, cocktail-hour vibe.

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

All pieces were wrapped in a custom letterpress printed patterned gatefold and tied shut with twine and custom hang-tag featuring the a two letter monogram.

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

Day-of pieces featured a fun trifold program, custom coasters, custom drink stirrers and more! As always, the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed by hand on our antique press on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

Modern Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Gus & Ruby Letterpress / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by Brea McDonald

Thanks so much Sam and Whit!

Design and Letterpress Printing: Gus & Ruby Letterpress

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Photo Credits: Brea McDonald Photography for Gus & Ruby Letterpress

Ginny + Andrew’s Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations

Wow. Just wow. These elegant wedding invitations from Lily of Lavender and Mint are just stunning! With matte gold foil and classic black letterpress, calligraphy by Signora e Mare, and deckled edge paper, these invitations evoke an Old World feel and the natural beauty of northern California. I can’t stop staring at all the beautiful details in this wedding invitation suite!

Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations / Lavender and Mint with Signore e Mare Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by  Erich McVey

From LilyThis wedding suite, and the successive day-of stationery, is without a doubt my all-time favorite project. The bride, Ginny, is the type of client every designer dreams of; an effortlessly stylish woman with a love and appreciation for the creative process. She is herself a floral designer and was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with. We spent months looking at inspiration in fashion, interiors, and florals to refine the creative direction before we even began to design.

Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations / Lavender and Mint with Signore e Mare Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by  Erich McVey

The wedding was in Carmel, California and she wanted to harness the natural beauty of northern California and evoke the feeling of being in that environment. She wore a stunning bohemian inspired Jenny Packham dress and we drew on that aesthetic to design a suite that was old world with the unrefined organic feeling that reminded her of California.

Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations / Lavender and Mint with Signore e Mare Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by  Erich McVey

Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations / Lavender and Mint with Signore e Mare Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by  Erich McVey

We collaborated with Katie from Signora e Mare for her beautiful calligraphy and chose to print on Arturo Fine Stationery. The illustration bled off the page, not something I would typically do with a deckled edge stock, however this subtle accent added to the natural quality of the invitation. We combined matte gold foil stamping and black letterpress for the printing and added a 3” French Blue Dupioni silk ribbon and 5/8” raw velvet rose ribbon to secure the invitation.

Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations / Lavender and Mint with Signore e Mare Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by  Erich McVey

Both colors were a nod to what would be used as accent colors on the day of. The final touch was a custom antique gold wax seal with the couple’s monogram. The suite was comprised of an invitation, reply card, details card, reception card and both an inner and outer envelope. Each piece was printed with either a combination of black letterpress and matte gold foil or with a single print process – either letterpress or foil stamping. The result was a full suite that told a story. Erich McVey captured the essence of the suite beautifully and I am so thrilled to share his photos with you here!

Elegant Old World Wedding Invitations / Lavender and Mint with Signore e Mare Calligraphy / Oh So Beautiful Paper / Photo by  Erich McVey

Thanks Lily!

Creative Direction & Design: Lily Lasuzzo of Lavender & Mint

Calligraphy: Signora e Mare

Print Shop: Littleford Letterpress

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Photo Credits: Erich McVey

Dip Dyed Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Aaaaaah… These beautiful ocean-inspired dip dyed letterpress wedding invitations from Swell Press Paper Co. are like a breath of fresh air! Individually dip dyed in shades of blue over blind impression text, I could stare at this gorgeous invitation suite all day!

Dip Dyed Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From BrittanyThese dip dyed wedding invitations was inspired by a wedding in Seaside, Florida. If you’ve heard of Seaside (or seen the Truman Show) the first thing that comes to mind is an idyllic town filled with pastel buildings, gently crashing waves of crystal water… and a really good ice cream shop. I wanted this invitation suite to evoke the charm of Seaside – which isn’t a hard thing to do with a town so dang cute. I individually dip dyed the invitation and RSVP cards with different colors of the ocean, ranging from sea foam to bright turquoise. Both the invitation and RSVP card are on 220lb Natural White Crane’s Lettra, with a sea foam RSVP envelope, Natural White outer envelope, and light blue inner envelope.

Dip Dyed Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dip Dyed Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dip Dyed Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Dip Dyed Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Swell Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Brittany!

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Photo Credits: Swell Press Paper Co.

Lyndsey + Keith’s Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations

There are so many places in the world that I want to visit someday – and Iceland is definitely in my Top 5! Lyndsey from The Hunter Press recently got married in Iceland, with an intimate ceremony attended by 10 family members. Lyndsey designed the most beautiful copper foil and navy invitations for her destination wedding – I’m so happy she’s sharing them here today!

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From LyndseyI run a letterpress printing and design studio in Scotland called The Hunter Press and recently had the pleasure of designing my own wedding invitations. My husband and I married in Iceland in an intimate ceremony, surrounded by just 10 of our family.

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

When my now-husband Keith popped the question 18 months ago, I went straight to work collating ideas for our invitations. As a designer and printer, the chance to create your own wedding invitations is a big deal and seriously exciting, if a little overwhelming! The invitations were designed in the style of a map book and were printed using a combination of letterpress printing and hot foil.

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

We were engaged in an lava tunnel in Iceland 18 months previous and instantly made the decision to return to Iceland for our wedding day. Our ceremony took place in a tiny black church on the Snaefellsnes peninsula in Western Iceland, surrounded by only the ocean and mountains. We chose to have an intimate ceremony with just our immediate family present and wanted our invitations to be an extra special keepsake for our guests.

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The little black church and neighbouring Budir Hotel were both strong design influences. We wanted to keep the invitations as simple and romantic as possible while bringing in an element of Budir charm. The hotel itself was full of dark features, old maps and various wildlife specimens. Dark blues, rough cottons and suede cords seemed the perfect combination for our stationery.

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

The invitation cover, centre page and back poem were foil printed in copper onto dark blue Colorplan stock. The foldout map insert was letterpress printed in a warm grey onto textured 100% Cotton Saunders Waterford Stock.  All items were drilled at the top and secured with a copper book screw, allowing each page to swivel open. The map books were then tied with a brown suede cord and packaged within a strong Kraft button and string envelope.

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Copper Foil and Navy Iceland Wedding Invitations  / The Hunter Press / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Lyndsey!

Design and Printing: The Hunter Press

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Photo Credits: The Hunter Press

Olivia’s Floral and Gold Polka Dot Baby Announcements

Um, yeah. Gold foil polka dots and the most beautiful baby floral crown? These baby announcements from Lauren Chism might just be the sweetest announcements I’ve EVER seen!

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

From Lauren: When wedding industry friends and photographers, Matt and Julie Norine, welcomed their sweet daughter, Olivia, I was so excited to work with them on their announcements. What stationer doesn’t love working with beautiful photography!? Their weddings are stunning, so I thought the photos would be good, but they really blew me away. They photographed Olivia with the sweetest flowers arranged around her and a tiny floral crown. They were so precious and we had so much trouble picking the best one for the announcement. I am glad the final decision wasn’t mine!

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

When I saw how they used the flowers, I knew that the simple style of letterpress would go beautifully with them. Julie picked this simple polka dot design in gold foil and I love how the florals and polka dots complement each other, without competing. Julie picked some soft mint envelopes to pair with the cotton paper and gold foil. I am obsessed with mint right now and love something different than pink for a baby girl. From the photos, to the design, to the printing and envelopes – everything together turned out to be so sweet and feminine. I couldn’t love them more!

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

As I was attaching the photos, I thought how perfectly these could be as mini birth announcements, so I photographed them both ways. I love a classic announcement, but also like getting something surprising in the mail, and I think these cards, while tiny, would certainly stand out in your mailbox! I also love the idea of friends and family getting to frame the photo or you also could include multiple photos if you couldn’t just pick one. You could tie them together with twine or connect them with a little paper clip – just some more fun ideas to make your birth announcements special.

Floral + Gold Foil Polka Dot Baby Announcements by Lauren Chism Fine Papers / Oh So Beautiful Paper

Thanks Lauren!

Design: Lauren Chism Fine Papers
Printing: Elefant Press
Baby Photography: Matt & Julie Weddings

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Photo Credits: Lauren Chism